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Gymnothorax afer Dark moray

Gymnothorax aferis commonly referred to as Dark moray. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
4627 
AphiaID:
271813 
Scientific:
Gymnothorax afer 
German:
Die afrikanische Kahlbrust 
English:
Dark Moray 
Category:
Moray Eels 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Anguilliformes (Order) > Muraenidae (Family) > Gymnothorax (Genus) > afer (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch, 1795 
Occurrence:
Angola, Congo, Namibia, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Ivory Coast, Togo 
Size:
23.62" - 39.37" (60cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sepia 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-09-12 20:40:11 

Info

Bloch, 1795

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Cape Frio, Namibia.

Biology
Inhabits rocky bottoms

Synonymised taxa:
Lycodontis afer (Bloch, 1795)
Muraena afra (Lacepède, 1803)
Muraena tristis Kaup, 1856
Muraenophis afra Lacepède, 1803
Thyrsoidea maculipinnis Kaup, 1856
Thyrsoidea marginata Kaup, 1860 (synonym)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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